The month of November is NaNoWriMo.
"NaNo . . . what? Rhino?"
No, silly. NaNoWriMo - short for National Novel Writing Month.
"Oh, okay. What's that?"
For the month of November, participants are committed to write 50,000 words of a new novel--this comes out to roughly 1,667 words a day.
Even though I'm in the process of editing a novel and writing the first draft of a new one, I'm still not participating. Officially. I do believe participting in NaNoWriMo is good for someone just starting out, who has never written a novel. It's a good way to set a daily goal for yourself, to get in the habit of writing everyday.
Good luck to all NaNoWriMo'ers.